Open Forum, Board Meeting – March 12

To continue our community conversation, OPEN FORUM will be included in the March, June and September Board meetings. We are interested in your thoughts about where our time and attention should be focused. Your input is most welcome and appreciated. Please join us. If there’s something specific you’d like to discuss,... Read more

Safety Tips

At the invitation of East Pier Dock Rep Carole Angermeir, Court Mast of West Pier conducted a safety seminar in January─just in time for the winter storms. Here are some tips Court distributed at the meeting. Other discussion topics included emergency procedures and tools for assessing any special emergency skills... Read more

Bri Hurley: 2/15/1964 –12/24/2018

Bri, a longtime resident of the waterfront community, passed away on Christmas eve after a long battle with cancer. She was private, strong and brave throughout her life, with unique grace and energy, and she died as she lived, with dignity and reserve. She was a fantastic photographer and published... Read more

Vallejo Exhbition at Bolinas Museum

The Bolinas Museum is presenting an exhibit entitled “Ship of Dreams: Artists, Poets, and Visionaries of the S.S. Vallejo (1949 – 1969).” This is the same exhibit that appeared at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Arts last April. On Saturday, February 16 Betsy Stroman, the author of “The Art and... Read more

Age-Friendly Marin Survey

Marin residents age 60 and older and those working with older adults are encouraged to take the Age-Friendly County Marin survey. I took the survey myself and question 4 allowed me to indicate that I live on a floating home. As FHA emergency services chair Flo Hoylman points out, “Our... Read more

Petersen Memorial Feb 23

Michael Petersen, who lived and worked in the floating homes community for nearly half a century, succumbed to leukemia in November. His memorial service will be held on February 23. Read more

Women at the Helm Feb 15

Gate 6 ½ resident Helen Vandeman has produced a new documentary about five salty senior women in the Bay Area and Washington state who were pioneering mariners. Helen will host a showing at the film at the Sausalito Library on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. The women profiled include... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Jan 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JANUARY BOARD MEETING: Michael Labate (A Dock) was elected President of the FHA Board for a two-year term. Taylor Ray (Liberty) was elected Vice... Read more

Issaquah Inventor Mary Lou Jepsen

Amongst the talented creative residents on Issaquah dock is Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen, a serial entrepreneur, engineering executive and inventor in the fields of display, imaging and computer hardware. Without enumerating her credentials, Dr. Jepsen is very close to delivering powerful MRI technology via more affordable devices. As mentioned in... Read more

Herring Celebration Jan 27

The Annual Sausalito Community Boating Center Herring Festival will feature lively music by the sea shanty quartet The Fishwives and a herring inspired lunch prepared by some of Sausalito’s finest restaurateurs. The Sunday, January 27 event, at the Bay Model, will also present two showings of the film “Blue Serengeti,”... Read more